Flowers: Numerous, in terminal panicles on a leafless stem, the panicle up to 1 foot long, the branches subtended by bracts; bracts lanceolate.

Sepals: 3, green, free from each other, rounded at the tip, up to 1/8 inch long.

Petals: 3, white, free from each other, up to 1/8 inch long.

Fruits: Achenes several in a small ring, flattened, up to 1/10 inch long, the ring of achenes up to 1/6 inch across.

Notes: The achenes are eaten by waterfowl.



leaves and flowers